Lieutenant Governor’s failed lawsuit against Governor Cooper in an attempt to end his protective executive orders garnered widespread coverage across the state. 

WRAL: Lt. Gov. drops suit against Cooper over pandemic shutdown

WNCN: Lt. Gov. Forest drops lawsuit against Gov. Cooper over COVID-19 safety orders, AG Stein says

News and Observer: Judge rules for Cooper, against Forest, in lawsuit over coronavirus shutdown orders

WRAL: Judge rejects effort to halt Cooper’s pandemic shutdown powers

AP: Cooper wins key ruling in COVID-19 legal fight with Forest

WNCN: Judge rules against Lt. Gov. Forest’s attempt to limit Gov. Cooper’s coronavirus orders

WTVD: Judge rules against Forest in lawsuit over Cooper’s pandemic orders

Fox 8: Judge denies Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s push to halt shutdown orders amid pandemic

WXII 12: North Carolina judge denies Dan Forest’s injunction to reopen more of the state’s economy

WITN: Judge rules in favor of Cooper in COVID-19 shutdown lawsuit

Policy Watch: Court denies Lt. Governor’s request for injunction on Governor’s pandemic orders

As for Dan Forest, he seemed to throw the towel in, tweeting, “I did my part” after the news broke. Later that day, he was pictured fishing.